Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision at Mercer University

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

The Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision at Mercer University is seeking applicants for the 2013 cohort. The Ph.D. program consists of 84 graduate credits including internship and dissertation.  Doctoral students are enrolled full-time, taking nine credits during the fall and spring semesters during their first year, then may elect to enroll part-time after their first year.

Our program mission is to prepare students for work as counselor educators, clinical supervisors, and advanced practitioners in academic and counseling settings. Each doctoral student receives a stipend as a Graduate Teaching Assistant or Graduate Research Assistant and participates in teaching, supervision, and research experiences during their program. Students are assigned a faculty mentor based on a compatible area of interest.  The faculty mentor then works closely with the student to collaborate in research projects, co-author journal publications, and co-present conference presentations, as well as mentoring the student in the areas of teaching and supervision.  Faculty members actively focus on teaching, research, and professional service in counselor education. Several faculty members are currently editors or editorial board members of scholarly journals and/or serve on boards of professional organizations.

A unique feature of the Mercer University Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education and Supervision is the External Cognate.  Students are required to establish a specialization in an area of interest in an allied field.  This distinctive feature allows students to complete their program in Counselor Education and Supervision with credentials in a second field such as Crisis and Trauma, Marriage and Family Therapy, Pastoral Care and Counseling, and Leadership.

All application materials are due January 31, 2013.  Interviews will be held in March and admission decisions take place in April.

To learn more about the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision or to begin the application process, visit our website:

For questions contact Dr. David Lane, Coordinator of Counseling Doctoral Studies:  or 678 547 6301

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